Tag Archives: Climate

Bill Gates says rich countries must drive climate change innovation

Bill Gates, co-chairman of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, speaks during the Earthshot Prize Innovation Summit in New York, US, on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. The first-ever Earthshot Prize Innovation Summit brings together climate leaders to showcase transformative solutions that repair and regenerate the planet. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | …

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sunlight reflection, risks and benefits

Full frame sun, Climate change, Heatwave hot sun, Global warming from the sun and burning Chuchart Duangdaw | Moment | Getty Images The White House is coordinating a five-year research plan to study ways of modifying the amount of sunlight that reaches the earth to temper the effects of global …

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DCVC’s Zack Bogue latest green bets: Micro-nuclear, water, geothermal

Zachary Bogue, co-managing partner for Data Collective LLC, speaks during the Future of Innovation: Spotlight on Artificial Intelligence Conference in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Thursday, June 22, 2017. The market for AI technologies is estimated to generate more than $60 billion in productivity improvements for U.S. businesses annually. Bloomberg …

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Rivian production grows 67% in 3Q, confirms 2022 goals

Workers inspect a Rivian R1T electric vehicle (EV) pickup truck on the assembly line at the company’s manufacturing facility in Normal, Illinois, US., on Monday, April 11, 2022. Jamie Kelter Davis | Bloomberg | Getty Images Electric vehicle maker Rivian Automotive said Monday that it produced over 7,000 vehicles in …

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Joby Aviation can’t hit production targets on time: short report

A Joby Aviation Air Taxi is seen outside of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) ahead of their listing in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., August 11, 2021. Andrew Kelly | Reuters Joby Aviation, which is developing quiet, clean electric aircraft, has tantalized shareholders with plans to launch an Uber-like …

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You’ll never solve climate change with degrowth

Climate change is being fueled by the release of greenhouse gas emissions and those emissions are coming from every sector of the global economy: Electricity, manufacturing, transportation, agriculture, industrial processes. Collectively, greenhouse gas emissions have generally been climbing for decades. Activists often advocate using less and consuming less as one …

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Climate Club to help employees track emissions; Facebook a customer

Adam Braun and Philip Charm, co-founders of Climate Club Photographer is Bonnie Rae Mills, photo courtesy Adam Braun Adam Braun’s first two entrepreneurial ventures had to do with education. First, he launched Pencils of Promise in 2008, a nonprofit organization that has started more than 500 schools in Ghana, Guatemala, …

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Feds commit $50 million to for-profit nuclear fusion companies

A picture shows the winding facility for the construction of poloidal field coils which will be part of the magnetic system that will contribute to confine and model plasma during the launch of the assembly stage of nuclear fusion machine “Tokamak” of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) in Saint-Paul-les-Durance, …

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How a fracking boom startup is planning to survive climate change era

A Microseismic truck in a West Texas oil field. Microseismic In this weekly series, CNBC takes a look at companies that made the inaugural Disruptor 50 list, 10 years later. By 2013, when Microseismic was selected for the inaugural CNBC Disruptor 50 list, it was pretty far from the “start” …

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Regent tests prototype electric sea glider: video

Regent, a startup developing electric flying boats, has completed a series of test runs on the Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island to prove its unique vehicles can “float, foil and fly” as expected. The co-founder and CEO of Regent, Billy Thalheimer, said the company has already amassed a backlog of …

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